RETURNED AND SERVICES LEAGUE
Highgate RSL founded 1947
Photocredit Mark Brierley Photography
Please refer to our events calendar (or click here) for details on our next event.
PLEASE TAKE SPECIAL NOTE: To attend a monthly luncheon you will need to book your name on the BOOK-IN SHEET by close of business on the Tuesday before the Monday lunch. You can do this by using the link advised previously.
For those without email please call any Committee Member to make a booking.
Do you need assistance?
Your Highgate President and Committee acknowledge that some of our Members are suffering economic hardship of many kinds and to varying degrees. We would like to help those Members in that situation. To achieve that goal, our Pensions and Veterans Affairs Officer has created an application form to be completed by those requiring assistance. Please click on the link below to access the form which then should be printed and returned in accordance with the details on the form. All details will be kept strictly confidential.
RSLWA Sub-Branch Signal
In order to ensure you have the latest information from RSLWA, following is the link to the latest and previous RSLWA Sub-Branch Signals
For your convenience and in order to stay abreast with what events are scheduled by RSLWA, the link below will take you directly to the RSLWA Events Calendar
Historical interest page
From time to time we will publish items of current and historical interest or provide the link to the article on the internet to avoid issues around "permissions and/or copyright ".
Very interesting video on the RAN's new Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD) including its support to other services.
The 1945 Naval Armada Set to Invade Japan
If you have an interest in WWII info, you may find this site very interesting It was 1944 and the pictures were not available during the war. The US kept this place unknown to the citizens of the US.
An armada of ships and airplanes poised for the invasion of Japan…that never happened…because President Truman authorized the dropping of “A” bombs at Nagasaki and Hiroshima that resulted in the Japanese surrender. Staging area for the invasion of Japan. Check out the carriers on "Murderer's Row."
Lost Film - Honolulu 14 August 1945
Items of interest - Welfare Assistance
If any Sub-Branch member is suffering financial hardship, or has knowledge of another veteran, widow, or ex serviceman/servicewoman (even if not RSL members) experiencing temporary or permanent financial stress - then help is available through the RSL. It can be via the Sub-Branch Secretary (Margot Harness - (H) 9293 1076), or the State Welfare Officer: Rosalind Howat (9287 3707). Both can provide/mail out application forms, on request; or they can be accessed via the State RSL's web-site: www.rslwa.org.au Help may be in the form of Coles or Woolworths cards for groceries; assistance to pay necessary utilities bills; or to provide for "one-off" items that the person cannot afford to purchase - for example: essential white goods or a replacement HWS, car repairs or tyres etc. No reasonable request is ignored. All cases are evaluated on their merits. Every case is confidential. Welfare assistance can be varied -
Examples may include:
- British, US, NZ, Canadian and former Allied veterans can seek assistance with Disability Compensation, as well as monetary help. Mrs Howat (9287 3707 - Mob: 0400 200 191) is the best contact; she can also arrange Hospital visiting and/or home visits for elderly veterans/widows/ex service personnel with personal problems.
- Need for Legal advice. The RSL State Welfare Officer can arrange for a half-hour's free Legal advice (in such matters as Family Law, probate and Wills, charges under the Criminal Code etc).
- Referral to a range of government and non-government agencies.
- Assistance with Emergency housing, seeking rental accommodation.